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Dyer v. Childress, B187804

In case arising out of Tenth Anniversary Edition DVD of the film "Reality Bites," denial of defendants' special motion to strike plaintiff-s lawsuit for defamation and false light invasion of privacy as a strategic lawsuit against public participation is affirmed as the assertedly false portrayal of plaintiff's persona in the movie is not conduct in furtherance of the defendants- exercise of their constitutional right of petition or the constitutional right of free speech in connection with a public issue or an issue of public interest.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 02/26/2007
  • Published 02/26/2007


  • KLEIN, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Leopold, Petrich & Smith, Louis P. Petrich and David Aronoff, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Appellants., Kreindler & Kreindler, Gretchen M. Nelson, Stuart R. Fraenkel and Gabriel S. Barenfeld, Los Angeles, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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